Folk and Traditional Arts Events

This summer, join Creative Discovery Museum as we take a cultural journey around the world - no passport required! The Museum will host three Folk and Traditional Arts Events throughout the summer allowing children and their families to experience a diverse array of art and music from different cultures presented by local and regional talent. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to different cultures and to appreciate how art brings us all together.

Join us Saturday, July 15 as we return with our second event featuring African and African-American cultures! Many of the performances will allow children to interact with the artists and encourage audience participation. 

Don't miss the fun!

  • 1:00 p.m.: West African drumming with Kofi Mawuko
  • 2:00 p.m.: African-inspired cooking demonstration in Culinary Corner
  • 2:30 p.m.: Burundi folkloric dance
  • 3:00 p.m.: Island Steel Pan performance 
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Alpaca wool felting with Susan Darling
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Fabric and textile activities

"Chattanooga is a culturally rich city! Our Folk and Traditional Arts Events will celebrate a sample of the different cultural art forms practiced in our city and surrounding areas," said Liza Blair, Arts Manager. “These events also provide authentic, hands-on experiences that demonstrate how art brings all cultures together despite our differences.”

The final Folk and Traditional Arts Event will take place on Saturday, August 24 highlighting Mexican culture. More information about the event coming soon! 

For more information or any questions, contact Liza Blair at llb@cdmfun.org or (423) 648-6069.
Funding for this series made possible by grants from  

ArtsBuild and  Tennessee Arts Commission